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Old 01-15-2011, 10:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My glide phase happens at the crest of a hill or on the outskirts of a town with the engine on. The Scanguage shows 250-350 mpg. Not as good as with the engine off but it is less to orchestrate to get the car moving again under power. Sometimes I can anticipate a stoplight and fit a glide in between shifts.
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The power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity. Mechanical friction increases as the square, so increasing speed requires progressively more power.
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